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Director Supply Chain Management

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå

We are looking for an operationally experienced Supply Chain Professional to build and lead our Supply Chain team at Northvolt ETT in Skellefteå, Sweden. As a team, and in co-operation with Group Supply Chain organisation, you will tactically and operationally design, implement, grow, and drive all Planning and Logistics, Procurement, and Supplier Quality activities related to the operation and expansion of our Gigafactory, including cathode manufacturing plant, in Skellefteå. The site is currently under intense ramp-up and focus of the local supply chain team is to enable manufacturing ramp-up, support seamless installation and commissioning of new blocks as well as maintenance of operational facilities and equipment. In this role, you will be reporting to the CEO of Northvolt ETT and be part of the Management team as well as the Group Supply Chain leadership team of Northvolt.

Your future responsibilitiies:

  • Build, grow and lead the Site Supply Chain team consisting of Planning and Logistics, Procurement and Supplier Quality specialists sharing the passion for Operations.
  • Represent Supply Chain Management in the Northvolt ETT management team and ensure early involvement through cross-functional stakeholders (Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities, Maintenance, etc).
  • Lead tactical response to supply chain challenges impacting service performance, schedule adherence, and customer satisfaction.
  • Build a competitive and reliable supply network of partners for locally provided goods and services and implement framework agreements for regionally or globally managed categories.
  • Support operations with supplier management, sourcing, and tactical procurement in close collaboration with the Group Procurement teams for constructions, equipment, materials, and indirect spend.
  • Act as part of the team coordinating equipment installation and integration to ensure timely and orderly scaling of our manufacturing capacities (buildings, equipment, and services).
  • Collaborate with the Group Supply Chain team (SIOP, Materials Procurement) to generate material requirements from the demand plan and ensure the sourcing plan supports production.
  • Secure reliability of site demand and supply forecasting, inventory planning and capacity management to meet the needs of Northvolt’s customers during ramp-up and serial production.
  • Assesses, develop, and improve material flow, material-handling and warehousing processes. Make recommendations to ensure efficient loading, unloading, movement, and storage of all supplies and finished goods.
  • Liaise with nominated Logistics Service Providers – plan, book and oversee performance of inbound and outbound transportation, as well as intra-site cargo movements.
  • Ensure adherence with all applicable compliance standards and regulations to ensure Northvolt is operating in integrity, e.g., for tax and immigration requirements related to our local and international partners.
  • Monitor performance metrics for suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements, drive supplier development in collaboration with the Group Supply Chain teams.
  • Monitor performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifies and qualifies new suppliers in collaboration with other departments.
  • Adopt Northvolt´s sustainability targets and embed sustainability criteria to partner selection and implement sustainable supply chain solutions.
  • Lead the ongoing local implementation of process- and technology improvements and drive continuous operational improvement and efficiency with the Group Supply Chain Excellence team.

Your profile

You share our passion to make the world a better, cleaner place. Being a Supply Chain professional with operational experience, you preferably have worked in an industrial or automotive manufacturing environment, and you have a track record in effectively solving operational supply issues. You are convinced that working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment does not only drive value, it also is a source of energy and satisfaction for you as a leader. Through your career you have also learned how to handle ambiguity while providing structure and guidance to your team. You are service oriented and understand that Supply Chain is a pivotal function ensuring smooth construction, commissioning, and manufacturing process.

This position is a full-time employment and will include occasional traveling to other Northvolt sites and suppliers.

Please apply with cover letter and CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is May/June 2023 or asap.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have :

  • At least 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Management roles, including a minimum of five years in a leadership role
  • Proven track record of building strong and efficient teams
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence others
  • Experience in factory expansions and operational start-up
  • Exemplary multitasking and organizational skills
  • Excellent in communication in English, written and spoken

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.


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